Marine Terminal Operator Schedule #1 (Terminal Tariff)

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1 2202 BURNETT BOULEVARD PO BOX 9002 WILMINGTON, NC Marine Terminal Operator Schedule #1 (Terminal Tariff) CHARGES, RATES, RULES AND REGULATIONS, GOVERNING DOCKAGE, WHARFAGE, HANDLING, STORAGE, HANDLING OF CONTAINERS and OTHER MISCELLANEOUS PORT SERVICES APPLICABLE AT THE PORT FACILITIES OF MOREHEAD CITY TERMINAL in MOREHEAD CITY, NC & WILMINGTON TERMINAL in WILMINGTON, NC Issued: August 30, 2017 Effective: October 01, 2017 Cancels and replaces in its entirety Terminal Tariff No. 7 and all previous editions of MTOS #1 ISSUED BY: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT P. O. BOX 9002 WILMINGTON, NC

2 TABLE OF CONTENTS October 01, 2017 SECTION I - GENERAL RULES - REGULATIONS - DEFINITIONS Item # Page # Application of Marine Terminal Operator Schedule 5 3 Authority Held Harmless 10 3 Authority Liability 15 4 Authority Rights 20 4 Delays and Detentions 25 4 Holidays 30 4 Insurance 35 5 Force Majeure 37 5 Payment of Charges and Invoices 40 6 Net Payment Terms 41 7 Registration Required 42 7 Quotation of Special Rates, Rules, and Regulations 45 7 Storage of Dangerous Goods 47 7 Obstructions and Cargo Left on Wharf 48 8 Refused, Overlanded, Damaged, Remnants, and Undesirable Cargo or Merchandise 50 8 Vessels to Vacate Berth 52 8 Regular Working Hours 55 9 Requirements of Prior Instructions 60 9 Containers Requiring Fumigation 62 9 Responsibility for Cleaning Facilities 65 9 Responsibility for Damage to Facilities 70 9 Segregation of Cargoes 75 9 Access to Facilities Shippers Requests and Complaints Forum for Resolution of Disputes Storage of Cruise Passengers' Private Vehicles Appointments Timely Recovery of Claims Personnel Access to Facilities Ton Definition SECTION II SECURITY SURCHARGE Item # Page # Definition Application SECTION III - FREE TIME Item # Page # Definition Free Time Allowed SECTION IV - DOCKAGE Item # Page # Definition Application, Layberth, & Rates SECTION V - MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES Item # Page # Cleaning Docks and Removing Trash Crane Rental Equipment Rental

3 Labor Furnished Rates General Cargo Overtime Charges- Late Truck Delivery/Pick-Up Supervisory Personnel Minimum Charges Special Services Terminal Usage Fees Terminal Usage & Special Handling for Hazardous Materials SECTION VI - CONTAINER CHARGES Item # Page # Container Charges Loaded Container Storage Export Container Weights for Verified Gross Mass (VGM) Damaged, For Sale & Off Hire Container Handling Procedures SECTION VII - WHARFAGE Item # Page # Wharfage Definition Wharfage Rates Cargo Transit Charge Cargo Transit Rates Passenger Charges for Cruise Activity SECTION VIII - HANDLING AND STORAGE Part I - Definitions and Rules Item # Page # Handling Storage Lease Part II - Handling and Storage Rates Item # Page # Handling and Storage Rates

4 SECTION I GENERAL RULES - REGULATIONS DEFINITIONS October 01, 2017 Item 5 - APPLICATION OF MARINE TERMINAL OPERATOR SCHEDULE (MTO Schedule): (a) Rates, charges, rules and regulations published or referred to in this MTO schedule shall apply on all vessels at, or cargo moving over or through, the general cargo and container facilities of the North Carolina State Ports Authority, hereinafter referred to as Authority, as of the effective date shown on this MTO Schedule or amendments thereto, and shall apply equally to all users of the facilities. (b) All cargo will be received from and delivered to a point of rest in space assigned in transit shed, in warehouse, on apron, or ramp adjacent to berth assigned to vessel, or in special cases as determined by the management of Authority facilities. No cargo will be accepted for handling by the Authority to or from end of ship's tackle. (c) The use of Authority facilities constitutes consent to the terms and conditions of this MTO schedule by the user, as well as an agreement on the part of the user to pay all charges and be governed by all rules and regulations published in this MTO schedule, to abide by local rules and regulations as set forth by the management of Authority facilities and to be responsible for the disciplining of any infractions thereof by such persons or firms and their employees. (d) The Authority does not obligate itself to provide any services beyond the reasonable and available capacity of its property, facilities and personnel and where, under provisions published in this MTO schedule, or in any terminal agreements providing terms and conditions in lieu of those published in this MTO schedule, the Authority holds itself out to perform special and accessorial services including, but not limited to, services as of fumigation, recouping, stenciling, tagging, weighing, bar code scanning, changing marks and numbers and rental of equipment, the performance of such services will be subject to prior arrangements with the management of Authority facilities. (e) Parties using the terminal are required to conform to any and all municipal, state and federal regulations, including but not limited to OSHA, USCG, EPA, and DOT and will be held responsible for any violation of same. (f) Articles of a highly flammable, explosive, or otherwise hazardous nature or articles of an uncertain or extraordinary value will not come under this MTO schedule or be provided with wharfage, handling or storage services, except under advance arrangements with the management of Authority facilities. (g) Cargoes of an objectionable nature or those liable to contaminate other cargoes will be accepted only for dock movement between ships' side and cars or trucks without being floored in transit sheds or warehouses subject to prior arrangements with Authority management. Item 10 - AUTHORITY HELD HARMLESS: All users of Authority facilities and property agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Authority, its members, directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all losses, claims, demands, expenses, liabilities and lawsuits for damages, including environmental violations and death or injury to persons, that are incident to or resulting from either: their use, occupancy or operations on the property of the Authority, or 2) the use, occupancy or operations of the user s agents, servants, employees, patrons, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, customers, visitors or licensees, except as may be caused by the negligence of the Authority. User agrees to defend the Authority from any legal or equitable actions brought against the Authority based on the user s use, occupancy or operations on the Authority s property or the careless, negligent, illegal or improper conduct of user, user s agents, servants, employees, patrons, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, customers, visitors or licensees, and to pay all 3

5 resulting expenses and attorneys fees incurred by the Authority. This requirement shall not be construed to require user or to indemnify the Authority for claims or losses caused by the Authority. Item 15 - AUTHORITY LIABILITY: Except as may be caused by its own negligence, the Authority shall not be responsible for injury to or loss of any cargo handled over, through or stored in its facilities resulting from fire, water, collapse of buildings, sheds, platforms or wharves, settling of floors or foundations, breakage of pipes; nor for loss or damage caused by rats, mice, moths, weevils or other animals or insects, frost or the elements, nor shall it be liable for any delay, loss or damage arising from, singly or in combinations of, strikes, tumult, insurrection, or acts of God. Any limitation of liability contained in the Bill of Lading or other document by which the goods are traveling shall, to the extent offered to terminal operators, apply to and inure to the benefit of the Authority. Regardless of the nature of the claim or cause of action, whether in contract, tort, warranty, or otherwise, the Authority shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages, costs or expenses including, but not limited to, loss of use, lost profits, or other consequential or incidental economic loss, resulting from loss or damage to property. Item 20 - AUTHORITY RIGHTS: The Authority reserves the right to control the loading, unloading, and handling of all cargo on the premises and facilities under its control and to perform any and all services which, under the terms and conditions of this MTO schedule, it holds itself out to perform. Terms, conditions and charges governing the performance of any such services by parties other than the Authority will be subject to negotiation with the management of Authority facilities. Item 25 - DELAYS AND DETENTIONS: No responsibility will be assumed by the Authority for delays, switching charges, or demurrage on railroad cars, or delays or detention on highway trucks, or detention on vessels from any cause whatsoever, or for delays caused by U.S. Customs and Border Protection or any other regulatory bodies, nor will such delay or detention preclude the imposition of storage charges. The Authority shall not be identified on shipping documents, to include, but not limited to, waybills and bills of lading, as consignee, consignor, or order of party. Item 30 - HOLIDAYS: The following holidays are recognized by the Authority: Veterans Day Observance Thanksgiving (two days, Thursday and Friday) Christmas (three days, determined annually)* New Year s Day Martin Luther King s Birthday Good Friday Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day 4

6 When a holiday falls on Saturday, the preceding Friday will be observed. When a holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday will be observed. *Three days will be provided for the Christmas Holiday in years when Christmas Day falls on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Any requests to remain open during this period will need to be received no less than 48 hours prior to holiday closure. Item 35 - INSURANCE: (a) Charges published in or referred to by this MTO schedule or other terminal agreements entered into by the Authority as provided in Item 45, herein, do not include any expense of fire, storm, or other insurance covering owner's interest in property. All such insurance desired by the owner of the cargo must be provided by the owner. (b) All stevedoring firms shall provide evidence that the following insurance coverages are in force covering their operations on the North Carolina State Ports Authority facilities. (1) Workers Compensation Insurance. (2) CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE OR AUTHORIZATION FOR SELF INSURANCE ISSUED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FOR THE SECURING OF WORKERS COMPENSATION BENEFITS UNDER THE LONGSHORE AND HARBOR WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT. (4) COMPREHENSIVE GENERAL LIABILITY AND AUTO LIABILITY Bodily injury or death - $500,000 for each person and $1,000,000 for each occurrence Property damage - $500,000 each accident and $1,000,000 aggregate. (5) STEVEDORES' LEGAL LIABILITY INSURANCE Protecting the stevedoring firms against damage resulting from loading and unloading vessels. This insurance shall afford at least $1,000,000 protection for each occurrence. (c) All stevedores are required to furnish to the Authority certificates of insurance by companies approved by the Authority. The Authority reserves the right to deny use of its facilities to any firm that supplies false, misleading information or insurance which is not satisfactory to the Authority. Firms presently conducting business on Authority premises have thirty (30) days from the effective date of this regulation in which to furnish certificates of insurance. All new firms must certify insurance prior to conducting any business with the Authority. Certificates of insurance must be renewed as often as necessary and no firms using the facilities of the Authority shall allow any of the required insurance to terminate without 10 days prior written notice to the Authority, P. O. Box 9002, Wilmington, NC Item 37 FORCE MAJEURE: The term "Force Majeure" is defined as any act of God; act of the public enemy; strike; lockout or work stoppage; riot; tumult; insurrection; disorder; epidemic; pandemic; lightning; earthquake; fire; storm; wind; flood; hurricane; water; civil disturbance; war; governmental decree; act of any governmental authority; act of terrorism; condemnation; explosion; breakdown or failure of machinery and equipment; interference by civil or military authority; collapse of any building, shed, platform or wharf; settling of any floor or foundation; breakage of any pipe; loss caused by a rat, mouse, moth, weevil, or other animal or insect; frost or other weather related occurrence; failure or delay of any manufacturer or person from whom the Authority is obtaining machinery, equipment, materials, supplies to deliver the same; any other event or circumstance beyond the control of the Authority. 5

7 Except as may be caused by its own negligence, the Authority shall not be responsible for any delays, losses, damages or failure to perform any of its obligations where such delays, losses, damages or failure to perform are due to Force Majeure. Charges and claims of all kinds, including claims, considered in dispute between the User and Authority shall be resolved as mutually agreed and the User shall not short pay / offset said charges against any other payments due the Authority. Additionally, all damages must be reported at the time of discovery to the NCSPA Port Police Department at (910) if said damages are resultant of, incidental to, or in any way in relation to or in connection with the operations of the Authority or its employees. The Port Police Department will notify the appropriate Authority personnel. The Authority will not accept any responsibility for damage(s) unless given the opportunity to investigate said damage(s) at the time of discovery. A joint inspection may be requested by either party in an effort to determine liability. Either party may hire a qualified surveyor at its own expense to investigate said damage(s). If the parties should disagree as to fault, they may meet thereafter in an attempt to resolve the claim. Item 40 PAYMENT OF CHARGES AND INVOICES: (a) For each import or export shipment directed via the Authority s facilities, the current owner of the cargo shall be responsible to the Authority for payment of all charges assessed against cargo, including, but not limited to, handling or storage charges, unless prior arrangements have been made with the Authority. To obtain information on the Authority s procedures regarding cargo transfers please contact: Business Development Department P.O. Box 9002 Wilmington, NC Phone: (910) In order for cargo to be released/delivered from/to Authority premises, truck release forms must be submitted to the Cargo Control Center by the current cargo owner. For questions concerning this process please contact: Business Development Department P.O. Box 9002 Wilmington, NC Phone: (910) (b) The responsibility for terminal charges assessed against a vessel including, but not limited to, dockage and wharfage, shall rest with the agent of such vessel. (c) The responsibility for crane rental, equipment rental, dock cleanup, hazmat spills and stevedore use fees will rest with the stevedore working the vessel. (d) All vessels, their owners and agents, and all other users of Authority facilities shall be required to permit access to manifests, loading or discharge lists, rail or motor carrier freight bills or other pertinent documents for the purpose of audit to determine the correctness of reports filed or for securing necessary data to permit correct billing of charges. (e) All invoices are rendered in strict accordance with this MTO schedule and are due on presentation. Failure to pay promptly will cause the name of the shipper, consignee, or steamship line for whom the services were rendered to be placed on a delinquent list and such party will be denied further use of the facilities until all outstanding charges have been paid. The Authority reserves the right to estimate and collect in advance all charges which may accrue against cargo or vessels if credit has not been established through the office of the Chief Financial and Information Officer of the Authority or 6

8 if the parties involved have habitually been on the delinquent list. Use of the facilities may be denied until such advance charges have been paid. (f) If any invoice shall not be properly paid by the responsible party, and such invoice thereafter be referred to counsel for collection, the responsible party shall also be liable for interest on past due account at the rate of 1% per month in addition to reasonable attorney s fees in such amount as may be established by the appropriate court. If no such fees are otherwise established, reasonable attorney s fees shall be deemed to mean 15% of the amount of the delinquent account. (g) Should there be any questions with regard to validity of any invoice from the Authority, the matter must be reduced to writing and forwarded to the North Carolina State Ports Authority, Office of Administration and Finance, P. O. Box 9002, Wilmington, North Carolina, 28402, within thirty (30) days after the presentation of the invoice in question. Any invoice not questioned within this thirty (30) day period will be considered valid and final. (h) NCSPA reserves the right to correct any contract billing errors discovered through normal 12-month audit process. Item 41 NET PAYMENT TERMS: All invoices are due and payable within thirty (30) days after the invoice date. All payments after this time limit will be considered delinquent and may result in credit restrictions. Item 42 - REGISTRATION REQUIRED: All firms conducting business with the Authority or operating on Authority facilities and all firms operating within the harbors of the ports under the jurisdiction of the Authority that provide a service to vessels or barges docking at Authority facilities are required to register with the Authority. Firms shall include all corporations, partnerships or individual proprietorships. Registration will consist of completing a form to be furnished and filed with the Authority. Information to be furnished shall include the name and address of the firm and its principals or senior corporate officers, the location of all offices, a listing of business licenses in effect and credit references. In addition, stevedoring contractors shall also furnish to the Authority certificates of insurance. The registration form must be signed by a principal or senior corporate officer of the firm and the Authority may deny use of its facilities to any firm furnishing false, incomplete or misleading information. All new firms must register prior to conducting any business or operations as defined in this item. Registration updating will be at the discretion of the Authority, unless there is a change in the corporate structure. Any such change will require an immediate update of the registration. Item 45 - QUOTATION OF SPECIAL RATES, RULES AND REGULATIONS: The Authority may negotiate handling and storage charges, as well as other terms and conditions on volume breakbulk and bulk shipments. Item 47 STORAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS: All dangerous goods entering NCSPA facilities must be properly placarded in accordance with applicable sections of 49 CFR and IMDG codes. All explosives must be discharged and/or loaded against the vessel operation only with written permission from The Authority and in accordance with the Explosive Operations Memorandum of Understanding between USCG Sector North Carolina and North Carolina State Port Authority. Any expenses incurred by the terminal, including, but not limited to, additional security, providing work space, closing off berth(s), or shutting down vessel operations, shall be assessed to the vessel discharging/loading such cargo. 7

9 NCSPA reserves the right to quote special charges for handling, wharfage, and storage of dangerous goods. NCSPA may assign supervisory personnel to vessel or on terminal cargo operations. NCSPA will bill supervision hours per Item 145 Labor Furnished Rates. Item 48 OBSTRUCTIONS AND CARGO LEFT ON WHARF: Breakbulk or project cargo which is discharged from or loaded to vessels at The Authority by any party may not remain on the wharf unless prior arrangements have been made with written approval granted by the Authority in advance of cargo arrival. When such cargo is placed on the wharf without prior written approval, there will be no free time allowed, and the responsible party will be assessed charges as indicated below. A minimum charge of $1,000 per event will be assessed. Also, The Authority may, at its option, transfer the cargo to a suitable point of rest/storage area, and assess all applicable charges incurred. Item 50 - REFUSED, OVERLANDED, DAMAGED, REMNANTS AND UNDESIRABLE CARGO OR MERCHANDISE: (a) Cargo or merchandise refused by consignee or carrier, and for which no instructions for disposition have been received, will be deemed to be unclaimed after thirty (30) days from time of refusal. (b) Overlanded cargo for which no instructions for disposition have been received will be deemed to be unclaimed after thirty (30) days from time of discharge of cargo from vessel. (c) Undelivered slack, torn and damaged cargo or merchandise for which no instructions for disposition have been received will be deemed to be unclaimed after thirty (30) days from receipt of the cargo at Authority facilities. (d) The Authority reserves the right to order removal of remnants and undesirable cargo by means of thirty (30) days written notice to owner or agent after which, if the order is ignored, the cargo is deemed to be unclaimed. (e) The Authority reserves the right to sell for accrued charges any cargo or merchandise which is unclaimed or refused as defined in this item. The thirty (30) day periods as specified in this item constitute due notice to owners or responsible agents of unclaimed and undelivered cargo. Item 52 - VESSELS TO VACATE BERTHS: The Authority may order any vessel to vacate any berth when the Authority deems that the continued presence of such vessel at such berth would be a potential hazard to the vessel, the berth, the Authority s facilities, or the rights or property or safety of others. Such situations include, but are not limited to the following: When a potential natural disaster such as a hurricane, tornado, earthquake, or flooding, makes the continued presence of the vessel a threat to the vessel and/or the Authority s facilities and the property and safety of others. The Authority shall provide written notice (including facsimile transmission, etc.) to the steamship line or the ship s agent advising of the requirement to vacate. The notice shall state the time that the berth must be vacated and shall be presented at least four (4) hours prior to said time. If a vessel fails to promptly vacate as ordered, it shall be responsible for any damage or expense that may be incurred by the Authority or others as a result of such failure to vacate. The Authority shall have the option, but not the duty, of moving the vessel to another location at the risk and expense of the vessel. If such movement occurs, the vessel shall hold the Authority harmless for any damage or liability it may incur as a result of such movement. Failure to comply with an order to vacate will result in a penalty to 8

10 the vessel of $1, per hour for each hour of non-compliance. Refusal may result in denial of future berthing privileges. Item 55 - REGULAR WORKING HOURS: a. The regular working hours of Authority Container facilities are 7:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. Monday through Friday including the meal hour, holidays excepted. Services performed during regular working hours will be charged for on a straight time basis. b. The regular working hours of Authority General Cargo facilities are 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Monday, with holiday exception. Services performed during regular working hours will be charged for on a straight time basis. c. When NCSPA personnel are utilized in connection with bulk and break bulk vessels during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. ( ), and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ( ), labor furnished straight time rates will apply. Item 60 - REQUIREMENT OF PRIOR INSTRUCTIONS: Forwarders or owners of cargo shall furnish written specific instructions for disposition of cargoes to be received for outbound water movement in advance of receipt of the cargo at Authority facilities. Storage resulting from lack of instructions shall be the responsibility of the cargo and/or forwarder. Item 62 CONTAINERS REQUIRING FUMIGATION: All containers requiring fumigation must deliver container to fumigation area prior to terminal receiving. The ocean carrier will be assessed charges for all unproductive moves in the stack should a container be received and subsequently need to be fumigated. Item 65 - RESPONSIBILITY FOR CLEANING FACILITIES: All users of Authority facilities shall be held responsible for cleaning such facilities after they have used them, including adjacent aprons and gutters. If the facilities are not properly cleaned, the Authority shall have them contract cleaned and bill the responsible user. A $ administrative fee will be charged for coordinating these services. Item 70 - RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE TO FACILITIES: All users of Authority facilities shall be held responsible for all damage to the facilities occasioned by them. The Authority reserves the right to repair or contract for repair such damages. The Authority may detain any vessel or other watercraft responsible for damage to the facilities until sufficient security has been posted for the amount of damage Item 75 - SEGREGATION OF CARGOES: Stevedores shall be responsible for segregating cargoes discharged from vessels according to their respective bills of lading and marks or sizes within bills of lading. No additional free time will be allowed for segregation. When requested, the Authority will further segregate cargo after vessel operations. For rates see Item

11 Item 77 ACCESS TO FACILITIES: The North Carolina State Ports Authority (NCSPA) marine terminals are federally regulated maritime facilities that must adhere to and enforce the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulations. The NCSPA is fully compliant with the provisions of the MTSA and utilizes the federal Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) as the primary credential to initiate unescorted access. FACILITY ACCESS POLICY 1. Individuals with a valid TWIC card will be granted access under the following conditions: a. They must have a valid TWIC card in their possession, b. They must be able to demonstrate a legitimate reason to enter the port, c. They must possess a valid photo government issued identification (i.e. driver s license), d. They must register in the NCSPA Access Control System by obtaining a Port Access Card. 2. Individuals with a payment receipt, or an enrollment confirmation showing that they have applied for their initial or first TWIC card will be allowed escorted access for thirty (30) consecutive calendar days. 3. Individuals with a payment receipt, or an enrollment confirmation showing that they have applied for a renewal of their TWIC card will be granted unescorted access for thirty (30) consecutive calendar days provided the payment receipt, or the enrollment confirmation is dated before the expiration of the original TWIC card. 4. Individuals that have a payment receipt, or an enrollment confirmation showing that they have reported their TWIC card lost, stolen or damaged will be granted thirty-seven (37) consecutive calendar days of unescorted access provided the individual was previously enrolled in the NCSPA Access Control System. 5. Individuals without a valid TWIC (Non-TWIC Holders) will be granted access under the following conditions: a. Individuals without a TWIC who regularly access NCSPA facilities must obtain a Port Access Card upon their first visit to any NCSPA facility. Regular access is defined as an individual that will access the facility five (5) times in a 365 day period. Regular Access Users include but are not limited to; Port Employees, Port Tenants, Stevedores, Contractors, Longshoremen, Vendors, Truck Drivers, Customers, etc. All visitors of the terminals must receive a day pass from our Badging Office to be granted access to facilities. b. Individuals without a TWIC will be granted a maximum of thirty (30) escorted facility visits. c. Individuals without a TWIC must apply for their TWIC card before the expiration of their thirtieth (30th) visit. d. Individuals without a TWIC must produce a payment receipt, or an enrollment confirmation before the expiration of their thirtieth (30th) escorted visit. Failure to do so will result in their access to NCSPA restricted or secure areas being denied. e. Individuals who have applied for their TWIC card and are waiting for its arrival can present their payment receipt, or the enrollment confirmation to port police and the individual will be granted an additional thirty (30) consecutive calendar days of escorted access. In the event the individuals TWIC card is delayed beyond thirty (30) days, the individual can present a letter from TSA explaining why their card has been delayed to receive an extension. f. Individuals who are denied a TWIC by TSA will not be granted access to any NCSPA restricted or secure areas. 10

12 Item 80 - SHIPPERS REQUESTS AND COMPLAINTS: Requests and complaints of shippers on matters relating to rates, rules and regulations contained in this MTO schedule should be addressed to: Business Development Department P.O. Box 9002 Wilmington, NC Phone: (910) Item 82 - FORUM FOR RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES: In the event of any dispute between the North Carolina State Ports Authority and any person arising under this MTO schedule or otherwise with respect to the use of NCSPA terminal facilities, and if such dispute is not susceptible to resolution through good faith negotiation between the parties, then any legal action arising from such dispute will be brought in the North Carolina Superior Court for New Hanover County for the Wilmington Port; North Carolina Superior Court for Carteret County for the Morehead City Port, or in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Item 85 - STORAGE OF CRUISE PASSENGERS' PRIVATE VEHICLES: Arrangements must be made and charges established with the management of Authority facilities for the handling and storage of private vehicles of cruise ship passengers prior to the scheduling of a cruise ship sailing at Authority facilities. Item 87 APPOINTMENT SCHEDULE: The Authority will operate on a first come/first served basis, however reserves the right to designate an appointment schedule. Failure to adhere to the appointment schedule may result in rescheduling to next available appointment time. Item 90 - TIMELY RECOVERY OF CLAIMS: (a) As a condition precedent to recovery, cargo loss, damage, and misdelivery claims must be filed in writing with the Authority. For import cargo, such claims must be filed within ninety days after removal or delivery from port. In the case of cargo damage or loss, which could not reasonably have been discovered within such ninety-day period, claims must be submitted within six months of removal or delivery from port. For export cargo, such claims must be filed within six months after the cargo is delivered or should have been delivered to vessel, or in the case of damage which could not reasonably have been discovered within such ninety-day period, within six months of delivery to vessel. (b) Such claims shall include the following information: (1) Description of claim (2) Vessel name and date (3) Supporting documents, to the extent available: i. Billing documents ii. Photographs iii. All other documents relevant to the issue. (c) All claims filed against the Authority for damages to carrier equipment while in the custody of NCSPA must be accompanied by an official NCSPA police report. (d) Suits shall be instituted only within one year from the day when notice in writing is given by the Authority to claimant that the Authority has disallowed claim or any part or parts thereof, or within 11

13 one year and ninety days from the date the claim was filed in writing with the Authority, whichever is sooner. Where claims are not filed or suits not instituted in accordance with the foregoing provisions, the Authority shall not be liable, and such claims will not be paid. (e) Notices of cargo claims, overages, shortages, damages, and billing, should be documented and submitted to: Business Development Department P.O. Box 9002 Wilmington, NC Phone: (910) Fax: (910) (f) In the case that a claim is submitted, it is not acceptable to subtract the amount of the claim from pending invoices. If NCSPA investigates a claim and determines that the Authority is liable, a check or credit will be disbursed. Item 92 PERSONNEL ACCESS TO FACILITIES: All Authority facilities are considered Limited Access / Restricted Areas. Entry is allowed for valid and verifiable business purposes only. Any persons seeking entry must present acceptable photo identification to Port Police. Any and all persons requiring regular access to facilities must apply for credentials issued by the Authority, as well as the federally mandated TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential). Authority access credentials will be issued by the Ports Authority Police. A processing fee of $20 per credential will be assessed for all persons who are not NCSPA employees, federal government employees, or emergency responders. As of November 1, 2008, any persons without a TWIC must be escorted by Authority personnel. Persons caught by either law enforcement or Authority personnel without a TWIC or proper escort are subject to removal from Authority facilities. Also, if the Authority pays a monetary fine to the USCG, reimbursement of the fine is required of the company the offender represents. If said offender is not on the Authority premises for business purposes, any fines paid shall be reimbursed directly by the offender. Item 95 - TON DEFINITION: Except as otherwise provided in individual items, the term ton as used in this MTO schedule, has reference to a short ton of 2,000 pounds. 12

14 SECTION II SECURITY SURCHARGE October 01, 2017 Item 97 DEFINITION: Security Surcharge is a fee assessed against the vessel to recover costs incurred for security assessments, security plans, equipment purchases, installation and maintenance and staffing required to implement and maintain surveillance and access controls mandated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 and U.S. Coast Guard regulation 33 CFR 105. Item 98 APPLICATION: The security surcharge described herein shall apply to all vessels, barges (working or in lay berth) or containers arriving or departing on fully cellular container vessels that utilize the facilities of the North Carolina State Ports Authority at the Ports of Morehead City and Wilmington, North Carolina. Users of North Carolina State Ports Authority services or facilities, who withhold, refuse or otherwise fail to pay properly assessed security surcharges, at the sole discretion of the Ports Authority, may be denied service or required to deposit estimated port charges in advance of using port authority facilities or receiving services. Item No. Commodities Morehead City Wilmington 98 (a) Fully Cellular Container Vessels: (excluding containers being restowed) $6.50 per container, laden or empty, to or from the vessel. $6.50 per container, laden or empty, to or from the vessel. 98 (b) Other than Fully Cellular Container Vessels: $3.50 per linear foot, based upon registered LOA $3.50 per linear foot, based upon registered LOA 13

15 SECTION III FREE TIME October 01, 2017 Item DEFINITION: Free time is the time allowed for assembling cargo preceding a vessel loading, or following a vessel unloading for removing cargo from covered or open storage areas or other points of rest before assessment of storage charges. On cargo discharged from a vessel, free time begins the first midnight after vessel completes discharging. On cargo received for loading aboard a vessel, free time begins at the first midnight after receipt of cargo. Export cargo arriving at the terminal without consignment to a specific vessel with a scheduled arrival and loading date, within the free time period provided in paragraph (b) will upon prior arrangements with terminal management be received for storage. Cargo will remain in a storage-status until written orders are received to place cargo at pier or in transit sheds for loading to a specific vessel with a scheduled date of arrival and loading. Export cargo ordered to pier or transit sheds for loading aboard a specific vessel which does not commence loading during the free time period, due to late arrival of vessel, shut-out cargo or vessel cancellation, will accrue storage at the regular storage rate until either loaded to a vessel or to inland transportation. Storage charges are for account of cargo After free time, the Authority reserves the right to place cargo in any appropriate storage most conducive to its operations of serving vessels and inland carriers and to assess appropriate charges against the cargo. Item FREE TIME ALLOWED: (a) On cargoes received from vessels berthed at Authority facilities, including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: Morehead City Wilmington In Covered Areas 15 Days 15 Days In Open Areas 20 Days 20 Days Exceptions: Project Cargo Project Cargo stored on berth Lumber Open Areas Rubber Metals (Ferrous & Non-Ferrous) Boats & Yachts Ro-Ro Hazardous Cargo 15 Days 0 Days 30 Days 45 Days 30 Days 15 Days 15 Days 0 Days 15 Days 0 Day 20 Days 30 Days 30 Days 15 Days 15 Days 0 Days (b) On cargoes loaded aboard vessels berthed at Authority facilities including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: Morehead City Wilmington In Covered Areas 15 Days 15 Days In Open Areas 20 Days 20 Days Exceptions: Project cargo Pre-unitized woodpulp in covered area 15 Days 30 Days 15 Days 30 Days 14

16 SECTION IV DOCKAGE Item 120 DEFINITION: Dockage is the charge assessed against a vessel or watercraft for berthing or making fast to any wharf, mooring device or other facility of the Authority or for mooring to a vessel so berthed. Item APPLICATION: (a) Dockage will be computed on LOA (Length Overall) as published in Lloyd s Register of Shipping. Exceptions: Liquid tankers. (See applicable charges in Section 125(e) below.) (b) Dockage charges are based upon a minimum of one day (24 hours.) Charges are stated per linear foot, unless otherwise indicated, of the vessel(s), and are applicable per each 24-hour period or fraction thereof. The 24-hour period begins at the time the vessel or barge moors and ends when the vessel or barge unmoors. (c) After the first 24-hour period of dockage assessment, dockage will be assessed on an hourly basis; i.e., 1/24 of daily dockage charges for each hour over the initial 24-hour period. (d) LAY BERTH: Vessels calling the facilities of the North Carolina Ports may be granted, upon request, lay berth dockage at one-half the published MTO schedule rate for dockage, subject to berth availability and at the discretion of port management. Lay berth rates apply only to non-working vessels. Exceptions: Liquid tankers/liquid barges will be assessed at one-half the published MTO schedule rate for liquid tankers/liquid barges based on gross registered tonnage. (e) RATES: (1) VESSELS, not otherwise shown Morehead City Wilmington 0 Feet to 550 Feet $8.60 $ Feet to 575 Feet $10.50 $ Feet to 625 Feet $10.80 $ Feet to 700 Feet $11.90 $ Feet and Over $12.20 $12.20 Note: Includes seagoing barges loading or discharging cargo carried on foreign or intra-coastal manifests. Note: Liquid tankers/liquid Barges Item as published in Lloyd's Register as measured under the 1969 convention; charges will be computed on the highest gross registered tonnage figure. (2) LIQUID TANKERS / LIQUID BARGES Morehead City Wilmington Per gross registered ton, 24-hour minimum applies $0.43 $0..43 (3) BARGES AND TUGS Morehead City Wilmington Per Linear Foot $3.25 $3.25 Note: (1) Barges moored alongside vessels at the piers for the sole purpose of transferring cargo to or from such vessels as well as towboats and landing tows will be exempt from dockage charges. (2) Barges that load or discharge over the piers will be charged dockage whether moored to the pier or to another barge moored to the pier. 15

17 SECTION V MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES October 01, 2017 Item CLEANING DOCKS AND REMOVING TRASH: (a) Charges for Breakbulk Vessels Breakbulk Vessels - Stevedores shall be responsible for cleaning facilities after vessel loading/unloading has been completed, including adjacent aprons, gutters, transit sheds, warehouses and other outside storage areas. Stevedores shall advise the Port Authority when vessels are completed. The Port Authority shall promptly inspect work areas and advise either that areas are clean, or put the stevedore on notice that further cleaning is required, to include removal of trash, strapping, dunnage or other materials, too large for sweepers. If put on notice, Stevedore shall have until (1) the next vessel is ready to work in the same area, or (2) the end of the next straight time work period to have the areas fully cleaned, or the Port Authority may elect to contract cleaning services. See Item 65. Morehead City Wilmington Providing Trash Box Upon Request $ $ Disposal of Trash Per Tub Per Vessel $ $ Disposal of International Garbage Within Port Confines $ N/A Per 150 Gallon Tub (Minimum Order of One Tub) Cleanup requiring: 0 5 Man Hours 6 10 Man Hours 10 and Greater Man Hours Minimum Charge (Labor furnished rates after minimum charge) $ $1, $1, $ $1, $1, NOTE: International garbage disposal service in Wilmington are provided by third parties. (b) Charges for Dry Bulk Vessels Charges for cleaning docks and removing materials following departure of a vessel calling at Authority s facilities to load or discharge dry bulk cargo will be assessed on the basis of the hourly rates for labor and equipment provided in Item 145. Water necessary to perform the service shall be charged as provided in Item 160. (c) Exceptions: a. These charges will not apply in connection with vessels loading or discharging bulk liquid commodities b. Stevedore shall be responsible for all charges relating to the disposal of all hazardous materials NOTE: Provisions of this item published to ensure compliance with USDA Regulations and North Carolina Air Quality Regulations established July 1, 1970 under State Statute. Item CRANE RENTAL: (a) The Authority will rent cranes at charges shown. All charges include required labor and will be calculated on ½ hour increments with minimum 4 hour rental: Container Cranes Morehead City Wilmington Actual Operating Time Per Hour Straight Time $ $ Overtime (Except on Holidays) $1, $1,

18 Holidays $1, $1, Standby Time Per Hour Straight Time $ $ Overtime (Except on Holidays) $ $ Holidays $ $ Gantry Cranes (Including Bulk Hopper Rental) Actual Operating Time Per Hour Straight Time $ $ Overtime (Except on Holidays) $ $ Holidays $ $ Standby Time Per Hour Straight Time $ $ Overtime (Except on Holidays) $ $ Holidays $ $ Barge Operation and Lifts Under 20,000 lbs. Actual Operating Time Per our Straight Time $ $ Overtime (Except on Holidays) $ $ Holidays $ $ Standby Time Per Hour Straight Time $ $ Overtime (Except on Holidays) $ $ Holidays $ $ (b) Individual or tandem lifts with gantry crane or ship s gear for units in excess of 35 short tons are subject to the following additional charges per short ton: Weight Morehead City Wilmington Short Tons $4.50 $ Short Tons $5.25 $ Short Tons $6.00 $ Short Tons $7.10 $ Short Tons $10.25 $ Short Tons $17.00 $ Short Tons $22.00 $ Short Tons $27.00 $27.00 (c) When cranes are utilized in connection with bulk and breakbulk vessels during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. ( ), and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ( ), Monday through Friday, straight time rates will apply. (d) During continuous operations, the initial minimum charge will apply. (e) When cranes are ordered MTO schedule charges will apply until work is completed and the stevedore releases the crane. (f) The Authority reserves the right to assign multiple cranes for heavy or oversized lifts. (g) The Authority assumes no liability for, and the renter or lessee shall indemnify and hold the Authority harmless against liability for damages to persons or property, including consequential damages, suffered by crane renters, stevedores, vessels, their agents or employees, or other provision. Crane operators and oilers shall be considered the employees of the Authority at all times while acting in the course and scope of their employment. 17

19 (h) Crane rental charges include the use of magnets and buckets; to the extent such equipment is available. Stevedore or shipper is responsible for providing tackle from the hook down. If the Authority is required to rig or re-rig a crane or cranes at lessee s request, the applicable straight time, overtime or holiday rate will be assessed. Such charges will be for the account of the party requesting the service. (i) Stand-by time applicable when starting times are delayed by late vessel arrival or weather conditions cause work stoppage or after cranes have commenced work and weather conditions cause work stoppage. (j) When the Authority is required to switch crane(s) other than during regular working hours when cranes are not rented, in order to provide specific crane or cranes for a renter, overtime switching expense will be assessed for account of party requesting crane(s). (k) Rental of container crane(s) for purposes other than container handling is subject to negotiation with Terminal Management. Item EQUIPMENT RENTAL: (a) The Authority will rent the following equipment when available, at charges shown (subject to twohour minimum rental): Morehead City Wilmington 0 8,000 lb. Lift Truck Per Hour $80.00 $ ,000 to 15,000 lb. Lift Truck Per Hour $ $ ,000 to 30,000 lb. Lift Truck Per Hour $ $ ,000 lb. Lift Truck Per Hour $ $ Automatic Container Spreader Per Hour $65.00 $65.00 Container Handling Vehicle With Spreader Per Hour $ $ Yard Tractor, Backhoe, Dump Truck Per Hour $82.00 $82.00 Sweepers $ $ Portable Lights Per 24-Hour Period $ $ Man lift $ $ Front End Loader (With Operator) Per Hour $ $ Front End Tele-Loader (With Operator) Per Hour $72.00 N/A Straight Time Front End Tele-Loader (With Operator) Per Hour Overtime $84.00 N/A (b) When an operator is requested by the renter or required by the Port Authority Item 145 Labor Furnished Rates will apply. (c) Inspections will be done before and after equipment rental. If equipment is damaged, renter will be responsible for repairs. (d) The Authority assumes no liability for, and the renter or lessee shall indemnify and hold the Authority harmless against liability for damages to persons or property, including consequential damages, suffered by equipment renters, stevedores, vessels, their agents or employees, or other interested parties, except as such damages may be caused by the negligence of the Authority. For the purpose of this provision, equipment operators shall be considered the employees of the Authority at all times while acting in the course and scope of their employment 18

20 (e) No mechanical equipment may be brought to or used on Authority property without prior permission of the management of Authority facilities. In event permission is granted equipment will be subject to inspection as to operating condition and a valid certificate of unit test will be required. (f) When mobilization of a truck-loading hopper is required for the direct transfer of a bulk commodity (other than liquid) at Morehead City or Wilmington that will not be stored on the port, and the aggregate charges are less than $3, (exclusive of dockage and security surcharge) there will be a minimum charge of $3, Item LABOR FURNISHED RATES: (a) When cargo handling services are performed by the Authority for which no specific charges are provided in this MTO schedule or services requested during non-straight Time hours, the hourly rates for labor and equipment shown below will be charged for the personnel and equipment used to perform the services. (b) When workers are called out in overtime, a minimum of eight (8) hours on weekends and holidays or four (4) hours on weekdays for each supervisory role will be assessed, depending on the guarantee. Morehead City Wilmington Supervisor Straight Time $43.00 $43.00 Overtime (Except on Holidays) $65.00 $65.00 Holidays $ $ Crane Operator Straight Time $39.00 $39.00 Overtime (Except on Holidays) $58.00 $58.00 Holidays $97.00 $97.00 Container Handler Operator Straight Time $34.00 $34.00 Overtime (Except on Holidays) $50.00 $50.00 Holidays $84.00 $84.00 Crane or General Electrician Straight Time $43.00 $43.00 Overtime (Except on Holidays) $65.00 $65.00 Holidays $ $ Skilled Laborers Straight Time $39.00 $39.00 Overtime (Except on Holidays) $58.00 $58.00 Holidays $97.00 $97.00 Equipment Operators Straight Time $30.00 $30.00 Overtime (Except on Holidays) $45.00 $45.00 Holidays $75.00 $75.00 Heavy Equipment Operator Bulk Handling Straight Time $39.00 N/A Overtime (Except on Holidays) $58.00 N/A Holidays $97.00 N/A Police/Security Officers Straight Time $34.00 $34.00 Overtime (Except on Holidays) $50.00 $50.00 Holidays $84.00 $84.00 Explosive Handling Supervisor $70.00 $